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. over the next weeks and month, we will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes. there will likely be court appearances, charges, and perhaps a trial. it will be holmes who makes headlines. a name you'll hear over and over. and usually it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and dylanical icalk. anders behring breivik. today is the one-year anniversary of that mass killing. but names we should be hearing are those of the victims. we want to start this morning remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by the people they left behind. >> not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts. made people laugh. always made people smile. gentle giant was the way we looked at him. >> the sweetest smile you've ever seen. and she got -- she got prettier as she grew older. in a blink of an eye, something happens, and -- completely changes everyone's life
, james holmes, he is in police custody. we expect to see him for the first time monday for his first court appearance. let's stay on the suspect for right now. investigators are still waiting to get into his apartment. looking through the window they found an arsenal and they found booby-traps. our poppy harlow is at the complex. poppy, good morning to you. how long will it be until police can get into the apartment? do we know? >> we now have an answer to that. this just coming into nick valencia. frank is with the aurora police department, gary. he tells us that the fire department here, along with atf, will be returning to the residence of james holmes, right behind my right shoulder here, at around 7:00 a.m. local time. that's two hours from now, in colorado. it's not clear whether they're going to be allowed or plan to go into the apartment but they will come back here on scene. we will certainly be trying to talk to them. the reason with he don't know whether they will go in or not is because of how vexing, perplexing a situation this is. as i look at the apartment of james hol
that the hearts go out to the victims and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how the
. the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, will be spending tonight in a county jail in suburban denver. he's scheduled to appear in court monday morning. a couple of hours ago, police disclosed holmes received what they call a, quote, high volume of deliveries in recent months. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. because of that, authorities now say that
-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask, and a vest like this, arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, dates saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> the way that this person swung into the door, it seemed like this person was probably acting like a villain to swing into the door and walk in dressed all in black, a black cap, a black gas mask, body armor, weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband, at the time, we both thought, oh, someone is pulling a prank. i hear this noise from down on my right and then i see this canister go all the way up, arch over the screen, and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought, oh, it's some kind of fireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard for us to breathe. >> reporter: smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold-out crowd and then it got even worse. >> i realized people were screaming, a terror scream. >> reporter: you were hearing shots? >> yes.
was preparing for the worst masked shooting in american history. police say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask and a vest like this, arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, dates saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> the way that this person swung into the door, it seemed like this person was probably acting like a villain. to swing to the door, to walk in, dressed all in black, a black cap, a black gas mask, body armor, weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband at the time, we thaulgts ought oh, som pulling a prank. i hear this poof from down on my right. and then i see this canister go all the way up, arch over the screen and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought was oh, it's some kind of a fireworks. >> come to find out it was containing a deadly -- like a toxic gasz. it was hard for us to breathe. >> reporter: smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold-out crowd. and then it got even worsz. >> i reali
. >> and right now, police and the atf are at suspect james holmes' apartment building. we have some live pictures for you now. they're trying to figure out how they're going to get inside and get past those booby traps that they say he set. shock, anger and disbelief as the community tries to make sense of a mass shooting inside a crowded movie theater. it was supposed to be a night of fun. 12 people are dead, 58 others injured. and the cover of today's "denver post" sums up the feeling here -- "our hearts are broken." ♪ how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me ♪ >> hundreds of people came together last night in front of the theater in vajil to mourn and remember those lost. and we're still learning more about the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes. take a look at this picture. it comes from the adult sex site adultsfriendfinder. police believe this may be a picture of holmes, but investigators haven't confirmed it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just sho
, adultfriendfinder. police believe that this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't been able to confirm that yet. sources did say that holmes had died his hair red before the attack. police and federal investigators are gathered at james holmes' apartment right now. they've been there for a couple of days. inside, they have been able to see booby traps. this place is rigged. a sophisticated and potentially deadly setup. and so far they have just been able to get a peek inside, but our poppy harlow has been bringing us some new details this morning. she's been speaking with law enforcement. poppy, how sophisticated do they say this setup is? >> reporter: very sophisticateed, relatively speaking, for someone who is not believed to be an expert this at this. they told me, a law enforcement official just told me this morning, randi, this is a unique situation. not something that they typically see. that he showed some expertise in setting this up. this was certainly not, quote, crude. what they also told me that was very disturbing is that the explosive devices found
. police say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask and a vest like this. arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, he saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> this person swung into the door and acted like a villain to swing and walk in and dressed all in black. black cap and a black gas mask and body armor and weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband at the time thought someone is pulling a prank. i hear this poof from down on my right. i see this canister go all the way up and arch over the screen and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought is it's some kind of fireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard foritous breathe. >> smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold out crowd. then it got even worse. >> people were screaming a terror scream. >> you heard shots? >> yes. >> constant? >> like a semi automatic rifle? >> boom, boom, boom? >> exact low like that. >> in rhythm in
:00 on the west. our first look at the movie theater massacre suspect since his arrest. james holmes facing a colorado judge this hour. live cameras in the courtroom. >>> penn state football escapes the so-called death penalty, but the punishment just handed down by the ncaa may be even worse. >>> and drew peterson goes on trial for the murder of his third wife while the disappearance of wife number four is still an open case. >>> we begin with a death penalty for penn state football, well, not so much, but this is definitely going to hurt. just this morning, the university got slapped with a massive penalty that will last for years to come. among the most brutal, a $60 million fine. a four-year post-season ban and a forfeit of all football wins since 1998. you know what that means? joe paterno loses his title as winningest coach in major college football history. all of this in the wake of that child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. rumors of the massive fine trickled out on sunday, the same time paterno's iconic statue on campus was wrapped in pl
court appearance, and you saw it there live. he is james holmes. he went before a judge, and this is the first look at the suspect. since this shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. it is the talk of the country. it is simply the talk and the story around the world. james holmes, and we saw and got a good look of what he looked like here and his hair was dyed bright red and orange and he sat quietly next to the attorney in the courtroom, and really a bizarre situation taking place there. i want to bring in a number of the players who have been following this. don lemon who has been outside of the courthouse. jim spellman, who has been in d inside of the courthouse. we will bring in our legal contributor paul callon out of new york and poppy harlan to talk more about the victims in the case. but don, i want to start off with you here, because we've seen for the first time what james holmes looks like, and it was really kind of bizarre and very disturbing as a lot of people took a look and saw the guy had very little emotion. at one point, it looked lik
his contact with james holmes was weird and even bizarre. let's get to drew griffin who joins us now in denver on the phone. what are you learning? >> interesting thing. james holmes replied online on june 25th to join a private gun range out in colorado about a half hour drive from where he was living. and the owner there called back and got a message on james holmes' message machine that he described as very weird almost as if the person leaving the message was drunk, just weird and bizarre, a deep gutteral forced voice on the message machine. he said to his staff this guy doesn't get anywhere near our range until i meet him personally. he told one of our producers he didn't know if this guy was an idiot or what was happening. it was only after the killing that his staff and remembered the name that this guy had applied online and found out this is indeed the guy who applied online to join our gun range and had this very, very odd message machine at his home. it is bits and pieces but we now know that james holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice
. and suspected gunman james holmes. people who knew him are also speaking out now and a new photo posted on a sex website may be that of hole am with red hair there. we'll tell you how that could impact this investigation. the community gathers in prayer to remember the 12 lives lost in the tragedy and 38 in all injured. all right. that's where we begin. we're learning more about the victims. cnn's nick valencia is here with some of their stories. we understand the police department will be revealing a long list of all the victims. they haven't done that thus far. we're expecting that momentarily. but what can you tell us about the victims that we're learning more about? >> the list of those wounded and deceased will be released later on today at 2:00 p.m. press conference. we hope to get those names sooner. but cnn's been able to confirm half of those deceased. we'll start with the latest information we have. staff sergeant jesse chilledldr of california. his family notified late this morning at 1:00 a.m. of his passing. he was an active duty air force member. he was among four actually u.s. ser
, the suspected shooter, james holmes, will make his first court appearance in the courthouse that is right behind me. he's being held in the ajas ent jail in isolation in connection with the killings. he faces first degree murder charges, an offense that could carry a possible death penalty process. he spent months planning the rampage. so far we know of no motive. officers say right now he is not cooperating. this as the people of aurora are coming together and remembering the victims and trying to move forward. last night thousands attended a prayer vigil to honor those touched by the violence and to remember the lives lost. earlier president obama met with survivors and families of those killed. here he is with 2002 young women who survived the shooting after meeting with them he spoke about justice for the victims. >> although the perpetrator of this evil act has received a lot of attention over the last couple of days, that attention will fade away. and in the end, after he has felt the full force of our justice system, what will be remembered are the good people who are impacted by this tra
they definitely feel like the most troubling aspects and the most troubling devices they found in james holmes' apartment have been diffused and they want to remove those devices and take them to secure locations so if there need to be other det nations and taken apart and dismantled they can do that in more secure environments instead of this apartment. now what happens is the collection of evidence. authorities here want to go through his belongings and his computers and that sort of thing trying to find any kind of evidence that would help him explain how he prepared and what led to this massacre in aurora, colorado, so all of that work continues. we're seeing the local firefighters that were here starting to clean up the hoses that were brought in as a precaution, but all of the investigators and bomb technicians are still here. they say there still is several more hours of work to do inside that apartment and the material that they want to get out. they also want to begin assessing just exactly what james holmes put in there. they weren't exactly sure what kind of materials he had been us
in africa. "outfront" tonight, our first glimpse of a suspected mass murderer, james holmes. the man suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a packed movie theater on friday appeared in court today, with bright red hair and dramatic facial expressions, he looked like he was out of it at times. he looked blankly up and down and staring into space at times. and it looked like a man who was out of it. for the first time, we're hearing about this neuroscience student. we're about to hear his voice for the first time. this is holmes speaking at a science camp in san diego from 2006. he's 18 years old in this video obtained by abc news. and here he talks about a shared interest with a mentor. >> he also studied subject ift experience, which is what take place inside the mind as opposed to the external world. i'm carrying on his work in subjective experience. >> and in jail a just-released inmate told the new york daily news he saw holmes spitting at guar guards. tonight he's in suicide watch and in solitary confinement. and we heard from the suspect's families. their lawye
in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in aurora, colorado. do we know who this package was actually sent to and when? >> reporter: our understanding is that it was sent to a psychology professor there at the university of colorado where james holmes had been studying for the past year in that ph.d neuro science program. we learned about the package at the university back on monday when several buildings on campus had to be evacuated for several hours as bomb technicians and teams looked at it to make sure there were no explosive devices or anything. all of that was cleared. yesterday we learned the package had been sent to the university, was found in the mail room, and was addressed from james holmes. kyra? >> sorry about that, ed. i thought we had
didn't say a word. he didn't look at anymore in the courtroom. i'm talking about james holmes. here is he in court this morning for the first time since he opened fire in that colorado movie theater. he wasn't arraigned. he wasn't charged. that is said to happen one week from today. you see him, watch his eyes sitting there quietly next to his public defender. victims family members stared at him but he did not. he barely did much other than open and close his eyes. almost looked like he nodded off, a number of puzzling expressions. at times he looked blank. other times groggy. there might have been concern in his eyes. after a couple of minutes he was taken back to solitary confinement without holmes. he's accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others at a midnight showing of the dark knight rises. police say they caught him outside, without a fight. he was wearing a gas mask and body armor from head to toe. jim spellman in aurora for us. he was inside the courtroom when holmes appeared. jim, it was tough to get read on him during the appearance. i don't know if he was noddin
holmes. he's 24 years of age. how did police arrest him? listen to this, he never made it out of the theater apartment. police say her surrendered without a fight. we are learning more about him. such as the fact he was a phd in neuroscience at the university of colorado. he was in the process of withdrawing. police and federal agents are trying to enter the third floor apartment of holmes'. >> we're not sure what we're dealing with in the home. they appear to be incendiary devices. there's some chemical elements. they are linked together with all kind of wires. we have a lot of very smart bomb teches up there trying to figure out what we're going to do. >> ed, let's talk about what you know with that apartment. he said it's an active and difficult situation and it could take hours, if not days, for that community to be secure. >> they are trying to figure out what they are dealing with inside james holmes apartment. they don't know what they are dealing with at this point and they have to take every precaution. what is interesting is that parentally it was james holmes himsel
, this man, 24-year-old james eagan holmes purchased a ticket for the 12:05 movie. he then walked into the theater and right back out the exit door, leaving it propped open. after getting dressed in riot gear, he burst back through that door, set off canister of tear gas and opened fire. holmes was a phd candidate at the neuroscience program at the university of colorado. prior to today holmes's only brush with law, a speeding ticket. now to how the events unfolded inside that theater. the chaos erupted. the first calls to 911 at 12:39 a.m. local time. >> there's saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. there is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's just hundreds of people running around. >> within 90 seconds police were on the scene. >> seven down. seven down. >> get me some officers in nine so we can get the moveable victims out. >> according to scanner traffic, holmes was spotted around 12:45, he was arrested shortly thereafter in the parking lot behind the theater, still wearing the vest, helmet and gas mask. four weapons were recovered the scen
to happen in the next half hou or so. and right now, investigators are at the apartment of james holmes, the suspected gunman. it is full, we're told, of booby traps and explosives and trip wires. they may actually send in robots to gather more video. they've already done that once yesterday. so, let's start with new information about the victims this morning. nick valencia is following that for us in atlanta. nick, what is the latest? >> good morning, randi. we just got off the phone with the aurora police department, and we had expected to get that list, as you'd mentioned, within a matter of minutes here in the 10:00 eastern hour. unfortunately, the police now are saying they're pushing that back, and they do have a 2:00 p.m. local/4:00 p.m. eastern press conference scheduled as well as that other media briefing with the police department, where our poppi harlow is, the location where suspect james holmes lived, but that's the latest. for now, we have five victims, five names of the deceased that we've been able to confirm. a short time ago, i spoke to the father of one of the victim
development in the mass shooting at a colorado theater. the suspect james holmes was seeing a doctor who specializes in schizophrenia. drew griffin is with cnn's special investigations unit. >> according to his attorney in colorado the 24-year-old accused of killing 12 and gunning down dozens of others was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the shooting. it's a huge development that stems from that package that was mailed to a professor at the university of colorado's aurora campus on monday. according to a motion filed in colorado, just yesterday, that professor was actually james holmes' psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton the head of student medical health services at the university of colorado's aurora campus and according to holmes' attorney mr. holmes was a psychiatric patient of dr. fenton and his communications with her are protected. that attorney is now trying to get ahold of that package and the contents of which according to cbs news supposedly describe how holmes would kill people. the information is privileged according to holmes' attorney, confidential, and should not be in th
massacre inside of that colorado movie theater. james holmes made his first court appearance since the shooting rampage that left 12 people dead, and 58 others wounded. holmes had the hair dyed bright red and orange and you can see he appeared somewhat emotionless and somber as he sat next to his attorney in the courtroom. what we know is for mall charges are going to be filed against holmes monday. the judge assigned a public defender for the case, and sometime today holmes' family is expect t expected to say something and issue a statement. i want to go to casey wian who is in san diego, and you are at the home, i believe, of the suspect's family and that they are going to be talking later today. what have they said so far? >> well, actually, suzanne, where i am is outside of the office of the criminal defense attorney named lisa dam ymiani o is represent iing the holmes' family and she says she will come out in three hours and read a prepared statement from the holmes' family and take some lim limited questions from the news media. she said that she has been in touch with mr. ho
of james holmes and what he was up to and how he pulled all of this off. >> i guess a real indicator that it wasn't going to be, or at least authorities felt pretty certain that this was going to be incredibly controlled and contained. they did not stop the traffic outside of that building. as we were watching it live we were still able to see cars streaming back and forth. at what point might they do that that they close off traffic? >> i think, if the situation they feel raises to a much more serious level, i can imagine just moments before they set off that controlled explosion inside that apartment just a little while ago, they did stop -- they asked everybody to stop moving. you can hear one of the officers over here start screaming fire in the hole. they repeated that several times and everybody stopped moving and then a few seconds later is when you heard the explosions. so in the moments before the controlled situations, they clamped everything down as best they can, but, clearly, at some point a lot of that area that you see behind me, fredericka, has been cordoned off. this
. >> the suspected gunman now identified as 24-year-old james eagan holmes. he was arrested outside the theater near the back of a apartment. outside police found three weapons in that car, another gun was found inside the theater. authorities evacuated everyone in the suspect's apartment building by 4:00 a.m. after he warned them that his home was booby trapped. when they broke in later they found incendiary and chemical devices as well as apparent trip wires. police are still on the scene at that apartment. let's get the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thor
, james eagan holmes, dressed in riot gear, burst into the packed theater through an emergency door. he set off two canisters, possibly filled with tear gas, and opened fire. holmes was a ph.d. candidate in the neuro science program at the university of colorado. but according to the university, the 24-year-old was in the process of withdrawing. prior to today, holmes only brush with the law was a speeding ticket from last year. he's expected to appear in court for the first time on monday. now to how events unfolded inside the theater. the chaos erupting about 30 minutes into the movie. at 12:39 local time according to "the denver post." >> shooting at century theaters. 300 east alameda avenue. they say somebody's shooting in the auditorium. there is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> within a minute, a minute and a half, police were on the scene. >> out of one of the theaters, we were seeing s.w.a.t. vehicles rolling up here -- >> 15, i've got seven down. >> copy, we'll notify fire, seven down in theater nine. >>
, kept to himself. but james holmes was also a one-time ph.d. canned tate and an honor student. more on the man now in custody. plus -- >> i personally have never seen anything like whathe pictures show us is in there. >> trip wires, gas canisters, booby-traps. an apartment so dangerous law enforcement still can't get inside. we'll take you live to the suspect's building. it's saturday, july 21st. good morning, everyone. i'm gary tuchman. a little over 24 hours ago the nation first heard the news. a shooter opened fire inside a crowded theater. 12 people dead, 58 others injured. as many as 11 of those are in the hospital in critical condition. we'll get you out to the scene in just a moment. first, i want to show you this picture. it comes from the adult sex sykes adult friend finder. police believe this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't confirmed the picture just yet. sources did say holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. police are waiting to get inside the apartment. jim spellman is at the theater. what was the scene like there overnight?
to that mass shooting spree is going to be in court tomorrow. james holmes is expected to be formally charged of 12 counts of first-degree murder. he killed 12 people and 58 others were injured. holmes was a patient of a psychiatrist at the university of colorado just before the attack. >>> and getting the v.i.p. treatment, almost presidential treatment today in jerusalem. the presumed nominee for the republican party in the white house, mitt romney, the status of jerusalem. romney tells cnn he consider cans jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there. the u.s. embassy is currently in tel aviv. mitt romney and his wife visited the western wall, one of the oldest -- one of the old city's holiest sites. full details coming up in just a moment. >>> and the arab league says war crimes are being committed. syria is battling rebels for control of the country's largest city. the u.n. estimates 200,000 syrians have fled the city over the last couple of days. the government is stoppinging supplies of fuel and food controlled by rebel fighters. >>> and a memorial s
interviewed an associate of suspected gunman james holmes. a spokeswoman says the person is not a suspect, and there's no reason to believe that he was involved. also, police now say that they've removed all the booby traps from james holmes' apartment and performed a controlled detonation of some of the explosives. others were burned. many residents who were evacuated were allowed to return home. >>> police say the evidence shows holmes may have been planning the attack for months. and he wanted to kill or hurt anyone looking for information about him in the aftermath of the attack. we now know the names of all 12 people killed in the tragic shooting. many were under 30 years old. the youngest victim just 6. police say the theater where the shooting took place will remain closed until at least wednesday. that gives them time to complete their investigation. holmes' defense team will get access by tuesday. >>> today is an important day for people here in aurora, colorado. president obama is headed here thchb the this afternoon to meet with the victims' families. jim spellman is near the c
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. the colorado suspect linked to the mass shooting spree back in court in just a couple of hours. james holmes expected to be formally charged with 12 counts of first degree murder. 58 others injured. court documents show holmes was a patient of a university of colorado psychiatrist before the attack. a live report from the courthouse is just ahead. >>> this is jerusalem, the old city. republican presidential hopeful mitt romney praying at the jewish holy site, the western wall. romney met western leaders and raised eyebrows and said israel's capital is jerusalem. romney left no guessing where he stands on israel's defense against iran. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and that it is right for america to stand with you. full details on romney's day in jerusalem coming up in a moment. >>> defense secretary leon panetta says the battle for aleppo will be another nail in president bashar al assad's coffin. the u.n. says some 200,000 people have fled aleppo in the past few days. >>> another busy action-packed day at the olympics. the men's team took silver. in basketball the u.s. me
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'm erin burnett. we have breaking news on colorado's shooting suspect james holmes. cnn has learned holmes was seeing a university of colorado psychiatrist before the attack last friday, which left 12 dead and 58 wounded. the new information is coming to light now because lawyers for holmes are asking authorities to hand over a package that holmes had sent to his psychiatrist. this package was discovered in the university's medical campus mailroom on monday. and it included a letter that contained references to shooting people and drawings of a gunman and his victims. according to cbs news. we now know the package was addressed to dr. lynne fenton, the director of student mental health at the university of colorado. a resume posted on the university's website says fenton sees between 15 to 20 graduate students each week for medication and psychotherapy. she also serves as a psychiatrist, seeing between 5 and 10 patients according, again, to that resume. in a court filing, holmes public defender said, quote, the materials contained in that package include communications from mr. holmes to d
that they can do. >> now about the apartment where the suspect, james holmes, lived. police say it was definitely booby trapped, rigged with trip wires and some sort of explosive devices. there is still no all clear from the apartment. ed lavendara is there live for us. i'll talk with him in a minute. 12 people died almost 6 o others injured when the masked man sprayed a crowded movie theater with bullets. 26 people are still in the hospital in aurora. nine are in critical condition at this hour. we're here in aurora all night tonight. make sure you stay right here. stay where you are for all the details as we learn them coming up this evening. let's go to cnn's britneanna kuehler. >> the worst drought in 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the regime are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought, the region that produces 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. it's especially hard on live stock, many ranchers having to sell off herds early. >>> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon says the fighting in syria is destroying the country and ma
illuminates what we don't know -- why. we know that james holmes is the man suspected in the shooting that killed 12 at the movie theater you see here behind me. we know that as many as 11 other people are in critical condition at this hour this morning. we also know that the suspect, james holmes, left behind a trap for police. investigators are just now renewing efforts to get inside his apartment. inside, looking through the window, police have seen trip wires, cans of gasoline, and ammunition, thousands of rounds of ammunition. we are also learning more about the victims. heartbreaking stories from their families are hitting home with all of us. we'll share some of those stories throughout the morning. let's get right to our poppy harleararlo harlow, though. she is at holmes' apartment, at that apartment complex for us this morning. poppy, what is the activity taking place there this hour? >> reporter: good morning, randi. it's really picking up. what you see behind me, if you can make out those busted windows on the third floor of that complex, that is james holmes' apartment on
holmes's apartment. probably 1:30 now we're being told, 7:00 mountain time, 9:00 eastern time. holmes is the suspect in the horrific shooting that killed 12 people in colorado. police say the apartment is booby-trapped and it may take days to get inside. ♪ this was the scene last night in front of the theater where the shooting took place. this morning the names of the victims are starting to come out. we'll have more on the victims throughout this morning. let's get you out to aurora right now where jim spellman is standing by outside the theater. jim, are police expected back this morning to keep going through the building? >> yeah. police are still on site. surrounding this movie theater there are still cars from patrons who went to see bahtman movie. police had to go through and make sure none of that was involved in the crime scene. they were able to get the last of the bodies out as they were ale to process the crime spree. they have notified all families. we expect those names later this morning. >> we saw video, jim, from the vigil last night. how is the community coping? >>
the apartment of james holmes, the suspected colorado shooter. a law enforcement official has described to cnn video taken from inside the apartment. he said it was set up like something from iraq or afghanistan. 30 improvised grenades rigged to a control box in the kitchen and gas containers filled with ten gallons of gas, allegedly for the purpose of adding more fuel to the fire in an explosion. cnn's jim spelman is in aurora, colorado, right outside the theater where the shooting happened. the description of the apartment is extraordinary and terrifying. what else do you know about it? >> reporter: just trying to picture 30 of the home-made grenades filled with black powder and gas containers around to amplify the fire after these things went off. all set to a srs of trip wires. one set to go off when the first person who goes in opens the door. it took them almost two days to come up with a strategy to eliminate them. ultimately they used water to disrupt the control box. these things were so volatile, they had to carry each one out in a bucket of sand to a dump truck, take them out into t
this suspect identified as 24-year-old james holmes in the parking lot. witnesses describes what happens in this terrifying scene. >> he came in and he started lighting a gas can, and he threw it into the crowd. at that point, he shot his first fire into the ceiling to scare everybody and they started scattering and mass chaos happened. from that point he went from here to here and he pointed the gun at me and i was terrified so i dove into the aisle and at that point he started to shoot people behind me and i had bullets burning my forehead and i knew i had to get out of there. i crl toed on the ground and waited in a ball until he went up to the stairs. i said to my friend, corbin, when he goes up the stairs we have to get out of here. we have to crawl. and at that point, everybody said, don't go over there, because he is going to shoot everybody who tries to get out of the main doors. and he was. and all i could hear would gunshot after gunshot, and women and everybody was screaming and he had on a mask so i could not see his face. >> and among those wounded was a 3-month-old baby. th
hours from the moment they went in to james holmes' apartment, they were able to start taking away the evidence and the belongings from what we can tell, they have completely cleared out his apartment. a law enforcement source tells cnn, they removed interestingly enough a batman poster, a batman mask, and his computer. all of that has been taken away from the apartment. and obviously, they're going through that computer, trying to see what kind of evidence they might be able to find. they're hoping that would be a type of clue that would provide a great deal of evidence. and depth into what exactly james holmes has been doing for the last several months in preparing for this attack. don? >> we also learned something about the weapon used in that theater. what do police say about that? >> well, we had heard from one of the shooting victims, they believe that at some point, one of the weapons that james holmes was using inside the theater had jammed. we're told by a law enforcement source that appears to be the case. it was the ar-15 assault rifle that jammed at some point and this
's story. searching for clues to what motivated james holmes. authorities say to suit up in body armor, grab tear gas and unleash three firearms and shoot 71 people and leave a booby trapped apartment rigged to explode for authorities to defuse. our randi kaye is there and we'll take you there shortly. we'll tell you who the suspect is. a guy who told police he was the joker. apparently dyed his hair red. we'll tell you where he the ball t bought the weapons he allegedly used. we're going to look at how this story fits with and differs from what we've come to expect. and how people here are coping nationwide. flags are flying at half-staff. this is a state, a country, in mourning. both president obama and mitt romney have suspended campaigning for the moment. the president was awakeneded about 5:30 with the news. spoke about it earlier this morning. take a look. >> we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. we're going to stand by our neighbors in colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time. i had a chance to speak with the mayor of aurora as we
, will hear more about suspected shooter james holmes and tomorrow he will make a court appearance and likely the first of many. you will hear his name over and over and usually, it is the suspected killer that gets most of the attention. eric harris and derrick klebold from columbincolumbine, and and vick from norway and in fact, today is one year anniversary of that killing. but the names we should be hearing are the names of the victims. we want to start this morning by remembering those who lost their lives friday morning as told by those people they left behind. >> it is not surprising to me that his first thought would be her. i mean, that is what a man does, he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we are going to miss him. ♪ >> just a great kid. talented kid. very talented. a lot of gifts -- make people laugh, always make people smile. a gentle giant is the way we looked at him. ♪ >> the sweetest smile you have ef seen. she got prettier as she drew old older. in the blink of an eye something happens and completely changes everyone's life, forever. ♪ >> she was a great
theater massacre is returning to court. james holmes is expected to be formally charged in the rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. this is the scene a week ago when holmes first appeared in court. since then he has been held in jail in isolation. jim spellman is joining us from centennial, colorado, and no cameras in the courthouse for today's hearing and tell us why first of all and walk us through what we expect to happen. >> sure. this hearing is under way right now, suzanne. no cameras in the courtroom and the judge decided before last week's hearing that in the early portion of the proceeding he would allow a camera for the initial appearance and the arraignment that should come in a couple of days. there is a sketch artist in there and full of reporters including cnn's eddie lavendara who will come down as soon as we know what is going to happen. first, he will be read the formal charges and from court documents that is 12 counts of first-degree murder and numerous attempts of first-degree murder and numerous counts around the boo booby-trapped apartment me left. and
shooter, james holmes, was until this june a graduate student at the university of colorado in a highly demanding neuroscience program. people have been talking about, asking me -- do you know had was happening inside his brain, in his mind? and also, if a colleague or a family member were ever going to possibly pose a danger, would you know it? what would you do about it? clinical psychologist half area amadour is author of "i am not sick, i don't need help: how to help someone with mental illness accept treatment." thanks for joining us. i appreciate your time. >> glad to be here. >> i do want to talk about, you know, what some of the warning signs might be in, you know, family members or colleagues. but first, there's a lot of mystery surrounding james holmes still. james holmes. the university of colorado said very little -- all we know is that he left his neuroscience program in june. he did badly on an oral exam apparently, but was not forced out of school. the school told the students and faculty not to talk with reporter which is understandable. a lot of people have asked, you k
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